Developing solar energy, wind power and geothermal energy is important for the future of the United States.
Some of the best states for renewable electricity potential include: Colorado, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.
Many of the mentioned states have sunny skies, deserts for turbines and heat perfect for the generation of geothermal energy.
Smaller scale technologies also have potential such as energy efficient improvements and solar panels. Many of the states can hold clean energy projects which can ultimately provide nearly 34 gigawatts of geothermal, solar and wind energy over a time period of two decades.
The development of the energy can ultimately lead to the generation of nearly $137 billion in investments in the energy sector and the creation of nearly 209,000 jobs while also providing electricity to nearly 7 million homes across the United States. Many of the electricity goals can be efficiently met with the proper collaboration. American West currently leads the way in renewable electricity projects which is ultimately spurred by electricity standards and investments from the government.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted a study and determined that “green goods and services” led to the generation of:
- 49,717 jobs in the state of Arizona
- 338,445 jobs in the state of California
- 72,452 jobs in the state of Colorado
- 17,254 jobs in the state of Nevada
- 21,267 jobs in the state of New Mexico
- 27,948 jobs in the state of Utah
Nearly 527,083 jobs were created in total across the 6 states. The employment factor pinpoints that renewable energy is a key component to the success of the economic future across various states in the U.S. A poll was conducted in which nearly two thirds of the voters agreed that renewable energy resources will create new jobs across the United States.
Overall, the future of the U.S is dependent upon wind power, geothermal and solar energy.